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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    Call me for not reading carefully as I should but the question remains: what is the registration makeup in her district? I could be wrong. As for wealthy suburbs, yes, they tend to send their kids to college (and can). Nontheless, stories about reeducation camps have traction in such places. Not that everyone believes them, but there are enough who do. Ask Ugly. He lives in one of those places (Tom Tancredo's former district). The secret of talk radio , like KTLK-FM (not am) is telling people what they want to hear. It tends to surmount all sorts of evidentiary issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Call me for not reading carefully as I should but the question remains: what is the registration makeup in her district? I could be wrong. As for wealthy suburbs, yes, they tend to send their kids to college (and can). Nontheless, stories about reeducation camps have traction in such places. Not that everyone believes them, but there are enough who do. Ask Ugly. He lives in one of those places (Tom Tancredo's former district). The secret of talk radio , like KTLK-FM (not am) is telling people what they want to hear. It tends to surmount all sorts of evidentiary issues.
    I would imagine every district in Minnesota outside of the district Ellison won (Minneapolis/St. Paul, 5th District) is primarily white, middle class.

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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    I believe there is a certain relationship between wealth and party registration. The Des Moines Register, after each election, used to publish the votes by city and suburb district and you could clearly see the correlation.

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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    Lol.. she obviously wasn't elected by the entire state (the "in one of the most populated districts in the state" comment should have cemented that), however, the district she represents is very populated- probably the 2nd or 3rd largest in the state- so you would *assume* it would generally be a tough sell in a very democratic election year.

    "White people running to escape the riff raff" in a wealthy suburban area of Minneapolis have very little need to for a story about a
    "re-education program"... the majority of their kids will be attending 4 year universities following high school.
    Aren't all congressional districts in each state approximately the same population (one man, one vote)?

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    Sure, real populated.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Aren't all congressional districts in each state approximately the same population (one man, one vote)?

    I think so, yes. I didn't know they split Minneapolis/St.Paul into several different districts, I figured it was all covered by District 5 because that's the one that got all of the attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbig View Post
    As a example calling Americorp "re-education camps for young people" caught my attention.

    Most importantly, these groups are not "mandatory" for young people to serve in. They are in fact ways for people to to provide service to their communities.

    Badcat, take a look at what Americorps is all about in the links I provided in my first post. Bachmann does not understand what the programs do and I am not sure you do either.

    More about this law in this link - http://www.factcheck.org/askfactchec...c_service.html
    You're nit picking on one comment (which I also disagree with her comment) but her over-all point is valid. You're taking "volunteers" and paying them? You're expanding positions and using tax dollars to do so? you just expanded government by signing this act. It's bullshit. My kids are 7 and 10, and they help their community by volunteering their time to pick up trash in town as well as work on Habitiat for Humanity. They give up more than half of their Halloween candy to the Central Pennsylvania food bank(and yes, they hand deliver it.) My point being that community service shouldn't be a paid position but rather a way to give back a piece of you back to the community. To feel the joy of helping others.

    Her over-all point is valid. She is to the Right wing what Nancy Pelosi is to the left...but you can't judge the ideals of either party based on the most radical of the bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I believe there is a certain relationship between wealth and party registration. The Des Moines Register, after each election, used to publish the votes by city and suburb district and you could clearly see the correlation.
    I agree to a point. It has more to do with Ideals than anything else. If you look a Black business owner, he is more likely to side with a party who believes in Capitalism and fiscal responsibility, because that is his livelyhood. A poor black man is more likely to side with a Socialist party who will provide assistance for him and his family for that is his livelyhood. Both parties leverage these ideals with their base. The reason you saw the heavy Democratic election was because the Republicans forgot who they were. I still don't think they know.

    I only used the African-American race because someone mentioned that White rich people get away from "rif-raff" in the inner city. (Which is bullshit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    Sure, real populated.....

    Even with Minneapolis & St. Paul divided into several different districts, this is still one of the most densely populated districts in the state.



    So yea, "Real populated...." for a state with only a few million people.

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